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Design Engineers, Rail & Transit
Business Line Transportation
ID # 14631
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable






WSP is seeking Design Engineers to join our Rail & Transit Team in Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver. You will work collaboratively with a team of Engineers and Specialists to build detailed design and drawing packages with a strong focus on Cable Containment Design for various light rail and freight rail projects. As a member of the Rail & Transit team, you will be given opportunities to apply your education and experience on large, complex projects. You will be challenged to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines. You will gain knowledge through mentorship and skills development as you fast-track your professional development to become a strong Rail Specialist..



  • Civil design of underground electrical conduit/ductbank infrastructure using Civil 3D

  • Detail design for construction drawings

  • Develop plan, elevation and profile drawings;

  • Coordinate with other design disciplines for clash and conflict resolution

  • CAD responsibilities:

    • Develop pipe networks, pipe libraries, custom structures

    • Utilizing data shortcuts and external references

    • Layering standards

    • Profile and section styling



  • Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineer/EIT

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience for Junior positions, 5-9 years for Intermediate

  • 3D design & BIM modelling a plus

  • Background in outside plant design, a plus

  • Experience with low, medium and/or high voltage cable designs a plus

  • Railway Systems, Communication and Signalling knowledge a plus

  • Roadway utility design knowledge also acceptable, railway preferred

  • Transit railway experience a plus

  • Underground utility experience a plus

  • Familiarity with CSA 22.1 and 22.3 No.7 a plus





Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Calgary, AB

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